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Bodyguard in, Aloes out of Kaiso Monarch semis
Calypsonian Bodyguard (Roger Mohammed) who was banned from singing his 2014 song, False Papers, at Kaiso Revue tent, has made it to the semifinals of the National Calypso Monarch competition. But the man who banned him, Sugar Aloes (Micheal Osouna), did not make it. Mohammed later found a home under the Icons tent. Bodyguard will compete against several former calypso monarchs at semifinals at Skinner Park, San Fernando on Saturday. Forty calypsonians have been chosen with two reserves to compete for the title which will begin at noon. The names were released yesterday.
Eleven finalists will be chosen to face off against Eric "Pink Panther" Taylor, who was crowned 2013 Monarch. This event will be held at on Carnival Sunday (March 2). The extempo finals will take place at National Academy for the Performing Arts on February 27, along with the judging of the social and political categories. Formers calypso monarchs Sandra Millington (Singing Sandra), Morrel Peters (Luta), Dr Hollis Liverpool (Chalkdust), Karene Asche and four-time Calypso Monarch Weston "Cro Cro" Rawlins will be competing in the semi-finals.
The 40 Competitors
Artist Sobriquet Calypso
Alan Sinette-Khan Sea Lots
Alex Gift Tobago Chalkie De Same Pedigree
Allan Fortune Brother Mudada The Parliament Tent
Allan Welch Soil Technician
Amrika Mutroo Doh Judge Meh
Anthony Emrold Phillip Brother Valentino Constitutional Reform
Anthony Hendrickson All Rounder We Only Passing Through
Bevon St Clair Another Flambeau
Brian London Call Dem Out
Carlos James Skatie Jack and Jill
Devon Seale F.D.A.T.
Erphaan Alves Piano Unplugged
Francine Edwards Singing Francine Honor Them
Georgia Mc Intyre The Messenger Make the Right Choice
Giselle Washington G.G Save de Land
Heather McIntosh Nutten eh Good
Heaven Charles Snakey The Dhoti Song
Hollis Liverpool Chalkdust The Guest List
Karen Eccles-Thomas Karen Eccles Values of Life
Karene Asche Malice in Wonderland
Kerice Pascal KeKe Fix it and Hush
Kurt Allen Last Badjohn Sweet Sizzling Summer
Lesley Ann Ellis Blessed with Beauty
Lornette Nedd Reid Fya Empress Just
Marlon Edwards Leave it Dey
Morel Peters King Luta No Guns No Weapons
Myron Bruce The Incredible Myron B One More Sip
Neville Brown Bunny B Milk
Nicole Thomas The Love We Owe
Roderick Gordon Chucky Wah Yuh Think
Roger Mohammed Bodyguard False Papers
Rondell Donawa Yes We Can
Rosemary Mitchell Young Rose Message to the Bad Man
Sandra Des Vignes Singing Sandra Madiba
Sean Daniel Psalmist Gospel
Selvon Noel Mistah Shak Bois
Stephen Marcelle Almost Doesn’t Count
Tammico Moore Spicey Man in Dat
Victoria Cooper Queen Victoria Political Love Affair
Weston Rawlins Cro Cro Pious, Poor but Proud
Lynette Steele Lady Gypsy Dangerous World
Michael Legerton Protector Dey Damn Vex
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